Why I revere Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
Fox News - 11/15/2013
But the speech has “triumphed over time, condemnation, obscurity, parody and comparison,” Professor Richard Katula of Northeastern University wrote in 1999 in judging the speech to be the best of American political rhetoric.
And 150 years later it is possible to say that the brevity of the speech is key to its staying power. Every word the president spoke was necessary.